Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
February 6- 2-D Motion

 

 

 

 
 

 

  You're a stunt coordinator on a movie where the director wants a motorcyclist to jump over a stationary truck.  The motorcyclist will take off from a horizontal ramp that is 5m above the top of a truck.  What is the minimum speed the stuntman must have as he leaves the ramp so he clears the truck?
 
 



 
 
 
 

 

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Jeff Phillips
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Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002